More Couples Are Asking For Cash, Foregoing The Traditional Wedding Registry

A growing number of couples are foregoing the traditional wedding registry in lieu of asking for money. According to the Houston Chronicle, the wedding registry is still as popular as ever, but many millennial couples are opting out of traditional gifts because they already have them.

When the wedding registry concept was first launched in the 1920s, many new couples were much younger and were just moving out from their parents’ homes. But today’s brides and grooms are, on average, in their late 20s and early 30s.

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TSA Agents Say They?re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

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*Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It?s called a hair pat-down.

?It happens with my natural Afro, when I have braids or two-strand twists. Regardless,? said Wanzer, who lives in Washington, D.C. ?At this point in my life I have come to expect it, but that doesn?t make it any less invasive and frustrating.?

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Retail Crime 101: How Kardashian’s Shoplifting Story Perpetuates Harmful Ideas

In a recent interview with popular online news source Bustle, Kim Kardashian told a light-hearted tale surrounding her run-ins with crime as a youngster. The reality star revealed that she stole a pair of Dior sunglasses with her sister Khloe as a teenager, a pair which she still owns to this day.

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Superbloom Brings Out the Blossoms — And the Rudest Influencers

Up until recently, the state of California found itself in a state of drought that left the lands vulnerable to wildfires. But now, the hillsides of Lake Elsinore have burst into bloom, thanks to the vibrant poppies that cover the landscape. While that may sound like good news at first, the phenomenon — dubbed “superbloom” — has also caused another species to crop up like weeds. They’re influencers — and they’re annoying, destructive, and difficult to get rid of. Continue reading

Upzoning May Not Be An Effective Solution To Affordable Housing, Study Shows

The construction of taller, denser housing may not be the solution to the nation’s low housing supply, data shows. According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “upzoning” has no impact on local housing supply and actually leads to higher, not lower, local housing prices.

The study, published in the journal Urban Affairs Review and led by urban planning doctoral student Yonah Freemark, analyzed the effects of upzoning in Chicago neighborhoods in the 2010s.

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Sisters, Ages 5 and 8, Use Wilderness Training To Survive 44 Hours Lost In Woods

Recreational and outdoor fitness activities are incredibly popular. Millions of people just cringe-watched Free Solo and merely viewing something that jaw-dropping can be inspiring. The global wellness industry is worth an equally jaw-dropping $3.7 trillion, a large portion of which includes outdoor training programs. These outdoor training skills, however, are rarely applied in true survival situations, let alone by children.

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Horror Happening to African Migrants in Libya & Italy: Boys Forced to Rape Sisters; Men’s Penises Cut Off & More!

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*Lord have mercy! According to a report from the Women’s Refugee Center (WRC), what’s happening to African migrants is absolutely INHUMANE and HORRIBLE and needs looked into immediately. 

?Our findings are deeply disturbing,? said Dr. Sarah Chynoweth, sexual violence project director and consultant to WRC, who led the research. ?Sexual violence against female and male refugees and migrants appears to be widespread along the migration route, particularly in Libya.”

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FDA Approves New Treatment For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted its first approval on a new breast cancer treatment. According to CNN, the FDA has approved a new immunotherapy treatment regimen combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy, specifically Tecentriq and Abraxane.

The immunotherapy regimen received accelerated approval for patients with triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or metastatic, can’t be surgically removed, and whose cells include a protein called PD-L1.

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